Spent most of today doing battle with the Blue Ridge Parkway. Got on it southbound just south of Spruce Creek and only rode a couple miles before encountering a barricade. No signs directing you where to go or anything. It was right in the Little Switzerland area. I lucked out and took Alt226 down off the mountain into whatever town is down there and then 70 to 80 back up the mountain. 226 and 80 were probably the most enjoyable riding I had all day. Then just west of Asheville, the dreaded barricade reared its head again. This time I followed the orange detour signs for about 45 minutes, got back on the Parkway, and hit the last barricade of the day not 100 yards later! Took 276 off the mountain into Waynesville and called it a day. I know Thunder in the Smokies is next week so rider beware!